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September 20, 2016, 11:25 AM

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Jordan Novet / VentureBeat:
Google sends out invites for October 4 “made by Google” hardware event in San Francisco, will livestream it on YouTube  —  Google today tweeted out an indication that it will unveil new devices on October 4.  People have been expected Google to show new mobile devices …
Andrew J . Hawkins / The Verge:
New federal rules for autonomous vehicles arriving Tuesday, call for 15-point “safety assessment”, aiming to avoid inconsistent patchwork of state laws  —  The White House vs. robot cars  —  So far, manufacturers of self-driving cars have operated in uncharted waters …
Joseph Cox / Motherboard:
ICANN to change DNSSEC master key for the first time; new 2048 key will appear in DNS July 11, 2017  —  Soon, one of the most important cryptographic key pairs on the internet will be changed for the first time.  —  The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) …
Steve Kovach / Business Insider:
Intermittent and random glitch with iPhone 7's new Lightning EarPods stops volume controls from working; Apple says fix coming soon  —  Some iPhone 7 users have found an annoying glitch with the wired Lightning EarPods that come with the iPhone 7.  —  The issue, which I've also experienced …
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Etsy buys Blackbird Technologies to bring AI to its search  —  It's not just gigantic search engines that are looking to acquire tech and talent around emerging areas like speech recognition.  Even design and craft marketplaces can use a little machine learning and artificial intelligence to make their wheels turn a little better.
Jordan Novet / VentureBeat:
Google buys API.ai, a startup with dev tools for speech recognition and a conversational assistant app with 20M+ users  —  Google today said that it's acquired API.ai, a startup with tools for speech recognition and natural language understanding.  Terms of the deal weren't disclosed.
Jon Russell / TechCrunch:
Grab, Uber's southeast Asia rival, raises $750M Series F led by SoftBank; source says post-money valuation is $3B  —  Grab, the largest company rivaling Uber in Southeast Asia, has confirmed that it has raised $750 million in fresh capital.  —  This is the company's Series F round …
Craig Cannon / The Macro:
Interview with Dropbox's first employee, Aston Motes, on life at MIT, OkCupid before joining the company and on being a startup advisor, investor after leaving  —  A conversation with Aston Motes, Dropbox's first employee.  —  Employee #1 is a series of interviews focused on sharing …

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